PTA Weekly Press -- August 25
Tue, Aug 25 10:35pm

Week one of the 2020/21 school year is in the books! I hope everyone had as wonderful an experience as my daughter and I did, and that your family is getting back into the distance learning routine. Was 8AM always this early?

Here are this week's items:

  • Principal Chat for New Parents -- Thursday, August 27 at 5:30
  • PTA General Assembly -- Thursday, August 27 at 6:30
  • Math Madness Teams Forming Now
  • Fall Fundraising
  • PTA Help Wanted -- Yearbook Lead Assistant and Room Parents

Principal Chat for New Parents -- Thursday, August 27 at 5:30-6:15

https://zoom.us/j/99721104324?pwd=ckVjUldsZUZKRTUvd2taeTFNNTZ3dz09

Meeting ID: 997 2110 4324     Passcode: XUx7wY 

Parents who are new to College Park, please join us for the first Principal Chat of the school year. The PTA and FMS will give brief presentations, followed by a Q&A session with Principal Singh. Get to know a little bit more about our school and what we have planned for the upcoming school year.

PTA General Assembly -- Thursday, August 27 at 6:30
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81397375427?pwd=czVQT3NjQ3RwRm5HdXRkZXpaMXJCQT09

Meeting ID: 813 9737 5427    Passcode: 1Xwtj3
One tap mobile   +16699009128,,81397375427#,,,,,,0#,,070603# US (San Jose)

Immediately following the Principal Chat, the PTA will host its first General Assembly of the year. Please attend to learn about what the PTA has been up to and approve the 2020-2021 budget.

Math Madness Teams are Forming!

From late September through mid-December there will again be an online math competition for interested 3rd - 5th graders called MathMadness. College Park has had MathMadness team(s) the last couple of years, and the children have enjoyed it. MathMadness, a play on "March Madness" is a bracket-style national math competition in which a team within a grade range is matched against other schools' teams for simultaneous online 30-minute once-weekly competitions. The collaborative nature takes the pressure off and makes it fun! This can be done from home, after school, and (with exception of the team coach) there is minimal parental involvement other than helping your child log on the first couple times.

If you are interested, please see the Math Madness Sign Up sheet below and add your name/child's name/ other info. You don't need to put in any second parent contact info if you don't want.

In about a week or so Rich Rana will give more info to those interested. Note especially whether you can be a team coach (Y/N/?) and any other comments in the Math Madness Sign Up sheet.

Note if you change your mind, Rich will remove your info any time and there is no commitment. 

Thanks,

Rich Rana

Father of Sasha Rana in 5th Grade GATE, and MathMadness team coach for 4th-grade GATE 2019 - 2020 year.

Fall Fundraising Has Begun!

Fall Fundraising efforts for both the PTA and FMS started this week. Both organizations, through your generous donations, provide additional staffing and resources to the school that are critical to maintaining the level of education we expect. This year, more than ever, our organizations are relying on the funds we raise in the Fall, to support these efforts. Please donate to both organizations and don't forget to ask your employer about a match.  

PTA Donation

FMS Donation

If you have any questions, please contact the following:

PTA: Winnie Tungpagasit, VP of Fundraising, wtungpagasit@gmail.com

FMS: friendsofmandarinscholars@gmail.com

PTA Help Wanteds

1-2 Yearbook Assistant/Shadow(s)

David Beltran, who has led the Yearbook Committee, for many, many years, will be leaving at the end of the school year as his daughter is graduating. So, we are looking for 1-2 parents to assist him this year in putting the yearbook together, with the expectation that they will take over the lead role the following year. Please reach out to David Beltran on Konstella if you can help.

Room Parents

We could still use a few more room parents for rooms 2, 3, 9, 13, 16,  and 22. As a room parent, you will help your homeroom teacher communicate to the class, organize activities, and act as a liaison for the PTA. Please sign up on Konstella, if you haven't already done so, or reach out to Queenie Hua or Vicky Pao on Konstella to let them know you're interested.